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Cannot find missing symbol, File ended while scanning use

Postby Colin93 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:28 am

Hi everyone

I'm writing my CV. I have an error message saying I have a symbol missing... I checked but cannot find where... Could any of you help me out ?

My error message is ! File ended while scanning use of \SkillsEntry.
<inserted text>
\par
<*> cv.tex
I suspect you have forgotten a `}', causing me
to read past where you wanted me to stop.
I'll try to recover; but if the error is serious,
you'd better type `E' or `X' now and fix your file.


Here's my .tex file.

  1. \documentclass[paper=a4,fontsize=11pt]{article} % KOMA-article class
  2.  
  3. \usepackage[english]{babel}
  4. \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
  5. \usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
  6. \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm} % Math packages
  7. \usepackage{graphicx} % Enable pdflatex
  8. \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} % Colors by their 'svgnames'
  9. \usepackage{geometry}
  10. \textheight=700px % Saving trees ;-)
  11. \usepackage{url}
  12. \usepackage{enumitem}
  13.  
  14. \frenchspacing % Better looking spacings after periods
  15. \pagestyle{empty} % No pagenumbers/headers/footers
  16.  
  17. %%% Custom sectioning (sectsty package)
  18. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  19. \usepackage{sectsty}
  20.  
  21. \sectionfont{% % Change font of \section command
  22. \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n}% % bch-b-n: CharterBT-Bold font
  23. \sectionrule{0pt}{0pt}{-5pt}{3pt}}
  24.  
  25. %%% Macros
  26. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  27. \newlength{\spacebox}
  28. \settowidth{\spacebox}{8888888888} % Box to align text
  29. \newcommand{\sepspace}{\vspace*{1em}} % Vertical space macro
  30.  
  31. \newcommand{\MyName}[1]{ % Name
  32. \Huge \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n} \hfill #1
  33. \par \normalsize \normalfont}
  34.  
  35. \newcommand{\MySlogan}[1]{ % Slogan (optional)
  36. \large \usefont{OT1}{phv}{m}{n}\hfill \textit{#1}
  37. \par \normalsize \normalfont}
  38.  
  39. \newcommand{\NewPart}[1]{\section*{\uppercase{#1}}}
  40.  
  41. \newcommand{\PersonalEntry}[2]{
  42. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 % Indentation
  43. \parbox{\spacebox}{ % Box to align text
  44. \textit{#1}} % Entry name (birth, address, etc.)
  45. \hspace{1.5em} #2 \par} % Entry value
  46.  
  47. \newcommand{\SkillsEntry}[2]{ % Same as \PersonalEntry
  48. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 % Indentation
  49. \parbox{\spacebox}{ % Box to align text
  50. \textit{#1}} % Entry name (birth, address, etc.)
  51. \hspace{1.5em} #2 \par} % Entry value
  52.  
  53. \newcommand{\EducationEntry}[4]{
  54. \noindent \textbf{#1} \hfill % Study
  55. \colorbox{Black}{%
  56. \parbox{6em}{%
  57. \hfill\color{White}#2}} \par % Duration
  58. \noindent \textit{#3} \par % School
  59. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \small #4 % Description
  60. \normalsize \par}
  61.  
  62. \newcommand{\WorkEntry}[4]{ % Same as \EducationEntry
  63. \noindent \textbf{#1} \hfill % Jobname
  64. \colorbox{Black}{\color{White}#2} \par % Duration
  65. \noindent \textit{#3} \par % Company
  66. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \small #4 % Description
  67. \normalsize \par}
  68.  
  69. %%% Begin Document
  70. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  71. \begin{document}
  72. % you can upload a photo and include it here...
  73. %\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{0.5\textwidth}
  74. % \vspace*{-2em}
  75. % \includegraphics[width=0.15\textwidth]{photo}
  76. %\end{wrapfigure}
  77.  
  78. \MyName{a}
  79. \MySlogan{Curriculum Vitae}
  80.  
  81. \sepspace
  82.  
  83. %%% Personal details
  84. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  85. \NewPart{Personal details}{}
  86.  
  87. \PersonalEntry{Birth}{September 6, 1993}
  88. \PersonalEntry{Address}{a}
  89. \PersonalEntry{Phone}{a}
  90. \PersonalEntry{Mail}{\url{a}}
  91.  
  92. %%% Education
  93. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  94. \NewPart{Education}{}
  95.  
  96. \EducationEntry{MSc. Fluid Mechanics : Aerodynamics \& Aeroacoustics}{September 2014 \- September 2016}{Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris}{}
  97. In progress, to be completed by September 2016. In collaboration with École Nationale des Arts \& Métiers (ENSAM), Paris, France
  98.  
  99. \sepspace
  100.  
  101. \EducationEntry{BSc. Mechanical Engineering}{September 2011 \- September 2014}{Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris}{Skills in solid and fluid mechanics engineering}
  102. \sepspace
  103.  
  104. \EducationEntry{A Levels, Scientific Section}{September 2009 \- June 2011}{Lycée Condorcet, Paris (high school)}{a}
  105. \begin{enumerate}
  106. \item Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Main Subjects)
  107. \item Philosophy, French Literature
  108. \item English, Spanish
  109. \end{enumerate}
  110.  
  111. \sepspace
  112.  
  113. \EducationEntry{O Levels}{June 2019}{Collège Yvonne Le Tac, Paris (junior high school)}{English, Spanish, French, Music, Observation Internship}
  114.  
  115.  
  116. %%% Activities and Awards
  117. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  118. \NewPart{Activities and Awards}{}
  119.  
  120. \EducationEntry{Sports Achievements}{October 2015}{Won the $3^{rd}$ place in Vollleyball at the TISE sports event at the university.}
  121.  
  122. \sepspace
  123.  
  124. \EducationEntry{Music}{October 2015}{}
  125.  
  126.  
  127.  
  128. %%% Work experience
  129. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  130. \NewPart{Work experience}{}
  131.  
  132. \EducationEntry{Internship}{June 2013}{Association Les Toiles Enchantées, Paris}{Helped installing the projection equipment in hospitals (hospitalized children), Did the film projection review of the year 2013-2014 }
  133.  
  134. \sepspace
  135.  
  136. \EducationEntry{Internship}{May-July 2015}{FlyLab (part of the lab La Paillasse), Paris }{Optimized the general shape of a data-collecting drone using CFD (Ansys Fluent) to obtain the best C\_l/C\_d }
  137. \sepspace
  138.  
  139. \EducationEntry{Internship}{March-August 2016}{ONERA the French Aerospace Lab, Meudon, France) }{CFD study of a small shrouded rotor in search for potential vortices inside the shroud using ONERA-designed CFD program elsA}
  140.  
  141. %%% Skills
  142. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  143. \NewPart{Skills}{}
  144.  
  145. \SkillsEntry{Software}{Mycrosot Office Pack}{intermediate}
  146. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Matlab}{intermediate, used in projects at college}
  147. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Fortran 90}{intermediate, used in projects at college}
  148. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Ansys Fluent, Solidworkd Flow Simulation, elsA}{intermediate, used in projects at college, internship at Flylab}
  149. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Ansys ICEM CFD}{Intermediate, Used to mesh the drone studied during the internship at ONERA}
  150.  
  151. \SkillsEntry{Languages}{Sinhala (mother tongue)}
  152. \SkillsEntry{}{English (fluent)}
  153. \SkillsEntry{}{French (fluent)}
  154. \SkillsEntry{}{Spanish (intermediate)}
  155.  
  156.  
  157. %%% References
  158. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  159. \NewPart{References}{}
  160. Available upon request
  161. \end{document}

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:43 am

The error message tells you what is wrong and where it is wrong, and you cannot fix that?

By the way, you are not using the documentclass as said in the comment afterwards, hence you get the warnings.

  1. \documentclass[paper=a4,fontsize=11pt]{article} % KOMA-article class
  2.  
  3. \usepackage[english]{babel}
  4. \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
  5. \usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true]{microtype}
  6. \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amsthm} % Math packages
  7. \usepackage{graphicx} % Enable pdflatex
  8. \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} % Colors by their 'svgnames'
  9. \usepackage{geometry}
  10. \textheight=700px % Saving trees ;-)
  11. \usepackage{url}
  12. \usepackage{enumitem}
  13.  
  14. \frenchspacing % Better looking spacings after periods
  15. \pagestyle{empty} % No pagenumbers/headers/footers
  16.  
  17. %%% Custom sectioning (sectsty package)
  18. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  19. \usepackage{sectsty}
  20.  
  21. \sectionfont{% % Change font of \section command
  22. \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n}% % bch-b-n: CharterBT-Bold font
  23. \sectionrule{0pt}{0pt}{-5pt}{3pt}}
  24.  
  25. %%% Macros
  26. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  27. \newlength{\spacebox}
  28. \settowidth{\spacebox}{8888888888} % Box to align text
  29. \newcommand{\sepspace}{\vspace*{1em}} % Vertical space macro
  30.  
  31. \newcommand{\MyName}[1]{ % Name
  32. \Huge \usefont{OT1}{phv}{b}{n} \hfill #1
  33. \par \normalsize \normalfont}
  34.  
  35. \newcommand{\MySlogan}[1]{ % Slogan (optional)
  36. \large \usefont{OT1}{phv}{m}{n}\hfill \textit{#1}
  37. \par \normalsize \normalfont}
  38.  
  39. \newcommand{\NewPart}[1]{\section*{\uppercase{#1}}}
  40.  
  41. \newcommand{\PersonalEntry}[2]{
  42. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 % Indentation
  43. \parbox{\spacebox}{ % Box to align text
  44. \textit{#1}} % Entry name (birth, address, etc.)
  45. \hspace{1.5em} #2 \par} % Entry value
  46.  
  47. \newcommand{\SkillsEntry}[2]{ % Same as \PersonalEntry
  48. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 % Indentation
  49. \parbox{\spacebox}{ % Box to align text
  50. \textit{#1}} % Entry name (birth, address, etc.)
  51. \hspace{1.5em} #2 \par} % Entry value
  52.  
  53. \newcommand{\EducationEntry}[4]{
  54. \noindent \textbf{#1} \hfill % Study
  55. \colorbox{Black}{%
  56. \parbox{6em}{%
  57. \hfill\color{White}#2}} \par % Duration
  58. \noindent \textit{#3} \par % School
  59. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \small #4 % Description
  60. \normalsize \par}
  61.  
  62. \newcommand{\WorkEntry}[4]{ % Same as \EducationEntry
  63. \noindent \textbf{#1} \hfill % Jobname
  64. \colorbox{Black}{\color{White}#2} \par % Duration
  65. \noindent \textit{#3} \par % Company
  66. \noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \small #4 % Description
  67. \normalsize \par}
  68.  
  69. %%% Begin Document
  70. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  71. \begin{document}
  72. % you can upload a photo and include it here...
  73. %\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{0.5\textwidth}
  74. % \vspace*{-2em}
  75. % \includegraphics[width=0.15\textwidth]{photo}
  76. %\end{wrapfigure}
  77.  
  78. \MyName{a}
  79. \MySlogan{Curriculum Vitae}
  80.  
  81. \sepspace
  82.  
  83. %%% Personal details
  84. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  85. \NewPart{Personal details}{}
  86.  
  87. \PersonalEntry{Birth}{September 6, 1993}
  88. \PersonalEntry{Address}{a}
  89. \PersonalEntry{Phone}{a}
  90. \PersonalEntry{Mail}{\url{a}}
  91.  
  92. %%% Education
  93. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  94. \NewPart{Education}{}
  95.  
  96. \EducationEntry{MSc. Fluid Mechanics : Aerodynamics \& Aeroacoustics}{September 2014 \- September 2016}{Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris}{}
  97. In progress, to be completed by September 2016. In collaboration with École Nationale des Arts \& Métiers (ENSAM), Paris, France
  98.  
  99. \sepspace
  100.  
  101. \EducationEntry{BSc. Mechanical Engineering}{September 2011 \- September 2014}{Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris}{Skills in solid and fluid mechanics engineering}
  102. \sepspace
  103.  
  104. \EducationEntry{A Levels, Scientific Section}{September 2009 \- June 2011}{Lycée Condorcet, Paris (high school)}{a}
  105. \begin{enumerate}
  106. \item Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Main Subjects)
  107. \item Philosophy, French Literature
  108. \item English, Spanish
  109. \end{enumerate}
  110.  
  111. \sepspace
  112.  
  113. \EducationEntry{O Levels}{June 2019}{Collège Yvonne Le Tac, Paris (junior high school)}{English, Spanish, French, Music, Observation Internship}
  114.  
  115.  
  116. %%% Activities and Awards
  117. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  118. \NewPart{Activities and Awards}{}
  119.  
  120. \EducationEntry{Sports Achievements}{October 2015}{Won the $3^{rd}$ place in Vollleyball at the TISE sports event at the university.}
  121.  
  122. \sepspace
  123.  
  124. \EducationEntry{Music}{October 2015}{}
  125.  
  126.  
  127.  
  128. %%% Work experience
  129. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  130. \NewPart{Work experience}{}
  131.  
  132. \EducationEntry{Internship}{June 2013}{Association Les Toiles Enchantées, Paris}{Helped installing the projection equipment in hospitals (hospitalized children), Did the film projection review of the year 2013-2014 }
  133.  
  134. \sepspace
  135.  
  136. \EducationEntry{Internship}{May-July 2015}{FlyLab (part of the lab La Paillasse), Paris }{Optimized the general shape of a data-collecting drone using CFD (Ansys Fluent) to obtain the best C\_l/C\_d }
  137. \sepspace
  138.  
  139. \EducationEntry{Internship}{March-August 2016}{ONERA the French Aerospace Lab, Meudon, France) }{CFD study of a small shrouded rotor in search for potential vortices inside the shroud using ONERA-designed CFD program elsA}
  140.  
  141. %%% Skills
  142. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  143. \NewPart{Skills}{}
  144.  
  145. \SkillsEntry{Software}{Mycrosot Office Pack}{intermediate}
  146. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Matlab}}{intermediate, used in projects at college}
  147. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Fortran 90}}{intermediate, used in projects at college}
  148. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Ansys Fluent, Solidworkd Flow Simulation, elsA}}{intermediate, used in projects at college, internship at Flylab}
  149. \SkillsEntry{}{\textsc{Ansys ICEM CFD}}{Intermediate, Used to mesh the drone studied during the internship at ONERA}
  150.  
  151. \SkillsEntry{Languages}{Sinhala (mother tongue)}
  152. \SkillsEntry{}{English (fluent)}
  153. \SkillsEntry{}{French (fluent)}
  154. \SkillsEntry{}{Spanish (intermediate)}
  155.  
  156.  
  157. %%% References
  158. %%% ------------------------------------------------------------
  159. \NewPart{References}{}
  160. Available upon request
  161. \end{document}


You don't use the command SkillsEntry correctly.


EDIT: Due to the very strange definition of things, i did some research. This is a template from Frits. Please. They are all bad.
Also, you removed the header while distributing, which is not allowed.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Colin93 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi Johanes_B

I managed to correct it. Thankyou for your help. I changed the document class because with the Texmaker version I have, there seems to be issues. Maybe my error messages had nothing to do with it...


Coline


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